Broken Wings: Detroit Hockey Is About As Healthy As City’s Economy

November 22nd, 2009 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
The health of the Red Wings' roster is starting to match that of the economy of the city in which they play.

Detroit's unemployment rate is currently three times the national average.

The Red Wings currently have five regulars out of the lineup, approximately two times above the league's average.

Yes, as tough as things may be where you live, they are no doubt tougher in Detroit.

Defenseman Nicklas Kronwall joins a list of injured regulars that includes Andreas Lilja, Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, and Jason Williams.

Collectively, this could easily be a solid five-man unit for the Red Wings.

Nicklas Kronwall was injured early in the first period of Saturday's game against the Montreal Canadians.

Montreal forward and resident goon, George Laraque, was skating out of the corner having just been assessed a delayed, four-minute penalty for high-sticking when he decided to do even more damage.

As Laraque skated past Kronwall, he stuck out his leg and connected squarely with Kronwall's left knee, sending him spinning down to the ice.

Kronwall lay on the ice, curled up in pain f ...

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